We were skeptical about fennel in a christmas cookie, but the subtle taste proved to be a pleasant departure from the norm.
Why This Recipe Works
We wanted to impart a pleasant fennel flavor to these Pistachio-Fennel cookies, but we also didn't want the flavor to overpower the cookies. We found ground fennel seeds provided the best balance of flavor. Adding half of the pistachios directly into the dough and then sprinkly the remaining half on top before baking ensured pistachio flavor permeated throughout the cookie.